Tag: The Prediction Book Tag

Hello folks! I’m doing a tag after ages. Thanks to the amazing Sara for tagging me. I had a lot of fun doing this!


Rules:

.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.


All of these prompts are your predictions for your…

Next Read

It’s honestly difficult to say for sure. I tend to be impulsive with what books I pick. But the ARC of This Terrible Beauty is calling to me.

Next 5 Star Read

I intend to read The Help very soon. And I’m positive that this gem will garner 5 stars from me. I’ve said it!

Next 1 Star Read


I was supposed to read The Kissing Game a month ago. But the abysmal reviews has me procrastinating and regretting that I requested this ARC.

Next Love Interest (or Character That Seems Really Cool to You)

I’m really excited to read A Murderous Relation – the next installment of Veronica Speewell. Stoker from this series is a great and cool love interest. If I may say, Veronica herself is a very cool character!

Next Book You’ll Be Buying

I’ve been looking for The Name of the Wind in our city’s bookshops for a while in vain. We don’t even have Amazon in our country. So I have to pay extra shipping fees to order it through third parties. It’ll take a little time but I’ll make sure to get it in my hands!

Next Book That Will Leave You With a Book Hangover (and Desperately Wanting a Reread or Next in Series)

Hopefully all the books that I mentioned here (even the suspected 1-star read). But I’m confident that The Help and The Name of the Wind would do it.

 


I’m tagging:

 Happytonic | Dinipandareads | Alex


If you like this tag and feel like doing it, please go ahead! I’d love to see your take on it!

TAG : SUMMER GOALS BOOK TAG

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So, Summer is almost over where I live. But that doesn’t mean I’ll miss out the chance on doing this fun tag! Thanks to Ashley for tagging me in this! I’m sorry for my delayed take on this tag, though.

A Series You Plan on Finishing by the End of the Summer

The Mistborn series probably. It’s a series I’ve been wanting to pick up for more than a year now.

A Romance You Plan on Reading by the End of the Summer

There are a lot of romances on my TBR. But I’m looking forward to Perfectly Adequate by Jewel E. Ann. It comes out at the end of September.

 

A New Release You Really Want to Read

I’m planning on starting Well Met by Jen DeLuca soon. Fingers crossed I like it!

A Bookish Goal You Want to Accomplish

For now, finish the 8 or so ARCs still waiting on my Netgalley list, and not send requests for any more ARCs in the meantime.

A Non-Bookish Goal You Set for Yourself for the Summer

To learn swimming! I’ve just started swimming classes. It’s about time I get over my fear of water.

Read on the Beach or in a Park?

Both. I’m not discriminate about places when reading. All I need is some quiet and calm around me for that.

Go-To Summer Read: Cute Romance or Thriller?

Cute romances all the way!

What’s Your Biggest Dream/Goal in Life?

One thing I’ve realized in life is that nothing goes according to plans. So no, I just want to be happy whatever I end up doing!


I won’t be tagging anyone this time, but feel free to do the tag if you’re interested. Do let me know in the comments if you’re gonna do it!

 

TAG : TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE #2

Hello you all! I’m late to do this. Rebecca had tagged me to do this more than a month ago! I’ve been busy catching up with my ARCs in the last month, and got derailed on the tags. Anyways, this is a really fun tag and I’m more than happy to revisit it again! So, a big thank you to Rebecca. Do make sure to check out her lovely blog!

Rules

  • Create a post with your two bookish truths and one bookish lie – but be sure to keep it a secret so your readers can guess
  • Reveal the lie in a spoiler at the bottom of your post (you can use this HTML code:
    <details><Summary>Reveal the Lie</Summary>Lie Revealed</details>

    ) (just change the S in summary and D in detail to lower case!)

  • Tag 8 friends to play along
  • Link back to the original post (Kaleena wants to see ALL of your secrets)

Two Truths and A Lie

  • I’ve read the A Song of Ice & Fire series
  • I am more than ahead on track for my Goodreads reading challenge 2019 (100 books)
  • I’ve never visited a book or literary convention

 



I’ve read the A Song of Ice & Fire series

Reveal the Lie

So since this is my second time doing this, I’m gonna take the lazy way out and not tag anyone. But please feel free to do this if you find it fun!


But did you guess it right? Let me know!

TAG : POWER COUPLES BOOK TAG

I’m so glad that Sara @ bibliophagist tagged me in this post. Power couples are my weakness. But I forgot that the problem with having read a lot of romances is a lot of couples fit the bill. So I’m just gonna go with my instinct here and choose the first couple that comes to mind.

Fan Arts not mine.


A COUPLE THAT SHARES BIG PASSIONS AND GOALS

Rhys & Feyre ( A Court Of Thorns and Roses Series)

What can be a bigger passion and goal than establishing peace and all that jazz?

 

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER

Kate & Curran (Kate Daniels Series)

Seeing Kate and Curran’s relationship start and evolve throughout six books into the a strong one where they share so much mutual love and respect for each other was very rewarding.

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT IS STRONGER TOGETHER THAN APART


Rose & Connor (Calloway Sisters Series)

These two are the definition of a power couple. They are strong on their own but when they are together, they are simply indomitable.

 

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT WHOLLY SUPPORT EACH OTHER

Sarai & Lazlo (Strange the Dreamer Duology)

I love how Sarai and Lazlo are such pillars of strength for each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT IS GENUINELY CUTE TOGETHER

Lily & James (Harry Potter)

I’ve always found the idea of Lily and James so cute! Let’s just ignore the end but their whole love story is adorable. I really wish we could see more of their story in Hogwarts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


I’m not gonna tag anyone this time. If you feel like doing this too, consider yourself tagged!

 

TAG: TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

What a fun and mischievous tag! Thanks @Sara for tagging me in this.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Create a post with your two bookish truths and one bookish lie – but be sure to keep it a secret so your readers can guess!
  • Reveal the lie in a spoiler at the bottom of your post (you can use this HTML code! Just change the “S” in Summary to a lowercase)

<details><Summary>Reveal the Lie</Summary>Lie Revealed</details>


 

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

  • I am a regular bookstagrammer.
  • I tried a Reverse Harem book for the first time and loved it.
  • I have never read any other book in the Harry Potter Universe other than the original 7.

I TAG AND

Hâf @librarylooter | Debjani @debjanisthoughts | Alyssa @alovelybookaffair| Brianna @briannathebookwork | Fictionnochaser @fictionnochaser |Darina @ Facing the story| Kayla @ Books and Blends | Lindsey @Lindseyreads


THE LIE IS… DUN DUN DUN…

I am a regular bookstagrammer.

Did you guess it right? Hit in the comments below!

TAG : BOOK BLOGGER CONFESSIONS

Fictionnochaser tagged me in this fun little post a while ago. Some of the prompts took some thought and the others didn’t take any at all!

RULES

  1. Answer these questions truthfully.
  2. Once you’re done, tag 5 other book bloggers to answer these questions next.

 

WHICH BOOK, MOST RECENTLY, DID YOU NOT FINISH?

Emma Scott is an author that I like a lot but her Bring Down The Stars had so much angst that I felt was unnecessary, and I felt so much frustrated with the protagonist’s actions, I just couldn’t finish it. I simply did not have patience for all the noble idiocy of the hero and just the love triangle. It was the case of “It’s not you, It’s me”.

WHICH BOOK IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Books by Judith McNaught, probably.

WHICH BOOK DO YOU LOVE TO HATE?

Twilight.

WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU THROW INTO THE SEA?

None! I could never throw away a book like that!

 

WHICH BOOK HAVE YOU READ THE MOST?

Harry Potter Series.

WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU HATE TO RECEIVE AS A PRESENT?

Books are my favorite presents in the world! I can’t think of hating a book gift. If I ever hate one, I’ll just regift it to someone.

 

WHICH BOOK COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

Harry Potter series.

WHICH BOOK MADE YOU THE ANGRIEST?

Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

WHICH BOOK MADE YOU CRY THE MOST?

Gone With The Wind. I cried for half an hour after finishing the book.

 

WHICH BOOK COVER DO YOU HATE THE MOST?

Any book by Ilona Andrews. They write such great books and then those books get the crappiest covers that I’d be embarrassed to own. It’s criminal, I tell you.


So, I don’t know what happened but I had tagged earlier people earlier but for some reason the tags were not saved when I published. Typical me! So, forgive me for editing this to add the tags again –

Meow| TukunjilBookandmorebd | Mariam Sara

Of course, if you have already done this tag or don’t feel like doing it, that’s fine! This is just for fun!


 

TAG: OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE

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Thanks to Sara @ Bibliophagist for tagging me in this! Been a while since I did one of these and this one particularly looks really fun.

The tag was originally created by Emma @ emmmabooks on YouTube.


THE ONE RULE

You have to pick ONE GENRE that you frequently read about… and then, you can’t use ANY books from that genre while answering the questions!


 MY GENRE

It’s hard to pick one genre. But I’ve read a bunch of Young Adult books recently so I’ll go with that.


A BOOK THAT IS AN EXCEPTION WHEN IT COMES TO GENRES OR ELEMENTS YOU DON’T TYPICALLY LIKE

I hate love triangles and books where protagonists are married to other people. Tarryn Fisher’s Love The Way You Lies is probably the only exception where I enjoyed these elements.

A BOOK YOU ENJOYED FROM A GENRE THAT YOU PREVIOUSLY HELD SOME STIGMA AGAINST

I have had this prejudice for a long time against middle-grade books that they are childish and won’t hold my interest. Unwritten definitely proved me wrong.

A BOOK YOU DIDN’T KNOW WAS OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE UNTIL YOU STARTED READING IT

I’d read it a long time ago and thought it was a typical urban fantasy novel. But I still can’t forget my horror when at the end a sequence leads to a menagerie. I didn’t even know what a menagerie was until that novel! Apparently, there is another edition of the book without that scene. I’m still scarred from that read and almost always read reviews now before starting a book.

PICK A FRIEND WHO MOTIVATES YOU TO PICK UP BOOKS YOU MIGHT NOT NORMALLY BE INTERESTED IN — IS THERE A BOOK THEY CONVINCED YOU TO GIVE A TRY?

Not a friend. But my brother. He’s the one who shaped my literary, pop-cultural and music interests, growing up. He was the one who convinced me to give Harry Potter a try and in a way played the biggest role in making me a bookworm. He’s also the one who made me try things like graphic novels and manga which I’d never probably have picked up myself.
Funny story – he gave me Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban to me when I was 13. I couldn’t understand a thing and gave it back to him. The next day, he handed the first book to me and insisted to give it a try. The rest – as they say – is history.

A BOOK THAT IS OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, BUT YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ

I feel very reluctant to pick up Crime and Punishment because I feel like it will make me think deep thoughts I’d rather not think about. But I also want to read it so much! It’s such a warring dilemma.

A BOOK/GENRE SO OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE THAT YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER GIVE IT A CHANCE

I’ll DEFINITELY never read this book. Incest is a BIG NO for me. I’ve had a couple friends rave about this book to me. But funnily enough, none of them happened to have any siblings. So, there’s that.


Since there’s no rule that I have to tag someone else, I’ll just take the lazy route and not tag anyone. But if you find this interesting and want to do it, count yourself tagged and let me know! 

Tag : The Sunshine Blogger Award – Take #2

Hello guys! I’m back with another tag! The amazing Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award this time. And I couldn’t be happier about it! Thank You for nominating me!

Can I just say that I’m a big fan of Brianna and her blog. Anyone who isn’t following her should amend that immediately!

Okay, here we go!


The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog.

2. Answer the questions.

3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions.

4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post.


11 questions from Brianna the Bookworm


1. Which book do you wish had a sequel?

Off the top of my head – Gone With The Wind. I wish Margaret Mitchell herself had written a sequel. Because I refuse to acknowledge Scarlett as a sequel.

2. What’s one book you could you reread over and over again without ever getting tired of it?

Harry Potter. Not a single book but I love all the 7 books equally. I’ve read each of the books countless times and still reread them at least once every year. I’m yet to get tired of it.

3. How has book blogging impacted your life as a reader?

It has certainly made me reflect more on the books I read. For example,  previously I would stop thinking about certain books the moment I finished them. But now, book blogging makes me dissect exactly why I feel the way I do about a book. I think blogging has also made me grow selective over what I read. I don’t know whether that’s a good thing.

4. Which book(s) got you in to reading?

Harry Potter.

5. Who are three of your all time favorite characters?

  1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter),
  2. Scarlett O’ Hara (Gone With The Wind)
  3. Charlie Kelmeckis (Perks of Being A Wallflower)

6. Paperback or hardback?

Don’t make me choose! Paperbacks are definitely more convenient for reading. But I still feel more drawn towards Hardback for some reason.

7. How many books do you have on your TBR?

According to my TBR list in Goodreads, the number is apparently 39. *Gasp*

8. What’s a bookstore or library that’d you love to visit someday?

I have never really set any goals of bookstores or library that I’d like to visit. But I’d like to visit Kolkata, London and Rome just to buy books.

9. What was your most recent 5 star read?

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine .

10. Do you generally prefer reading series or stand-alones?

I have no particular preferences.  The one good about reading series is that I have more to look forward to. The one bad thing about reading series is I have to wait for the sequel. But again, with stand-alones, I don’t have to wait for sequels, and at the same time, don’t have anything to look forward to after finishing it. So, there you go.

However, the number of authors these days – who are unnecessarily making series out of books that would work perfectly as standalone – makes me choose stand-alones over series.

11. If you were able to read one of your anticipated releases right now, which one would you choose?

The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta.


My Questions –

  1. What’s a book you read that you would’ve been proud to have written?
  2. What’s one movie or TV show you think you’d have liked to have read as a book?
  3. Is there a book that you personally liked a lot but wouldn’t recommend to others?
  4. If you could read books by only one writer for the rest of your life, who would it be?
  5. Which book character would you like to travel the world with?
  6. What’s a book family you wouldn’t mind being a member of?
  7. Who’s your favorite book couple?
  8. What’s the most recent book that you bought / wanted-to-buy solely based on its cover?
  9. What’s the funniest book that you have read?
  10. What’s a generally hated character that you like?
  11. What’s the one place where you could never read a book?

I would like to nominate –

Alicia | Alyssa | DaisyGal | Darina | Lindsey | Rebeca |Sara |

I’m nominating some of my favorite bloggers. Just spreading the love! There’s no pressure if you don’t feel like doing it. It’s for fun only! ❤


 

TAG : 25 Bookish Facts About Me

Hello everyone! I’m back with a tag. And you know how much I love doing them? This time, it’s 25 Bookish Thoughts About me. I was tagged by the lovely Rebecca @ bookishlyrebecca. I love her blog! She always comes up with really interesting posts in addition to her amazing reviews. You absolutely should check out her blog if you haven’t!

Before I start, fair warning – I might get carried away with my rambling.


1. I was primarily a comic fan when I was young. I used to love Tintin, Asterix and even Archies!

2. My love for books started with Harry Potter. My brother first handed me Prisoner of Azkaban when I was in grade 6. I couldn’t make head or tails out of that book and returned it to him with disdain. The next day, he gives me The Sorcerer’s Stone. The rest as they say is history.

3. I confess to having been a avid fanfiction reader. In fact, after falling in love with Harry Potter, instead of moving to new books, I moved to Harry Potter fan-fiction. I specifically got obsessed with Dramione. Don’t judge me! I was an angsty teenager, okay?

4. I grew my affinity for enemies-to-lovers trope mainly because of Dramione. It was through Dramione fanfics that I discovered or rather grew my love for the enemies-to-lovers trope even till this date.

5. I went through an obsessive Manga reading phase for a year or two. I think I read 10 manga that year. I slowly lost interest due to the long waits between the chapters and some manga being dragged too much. I’m looking at you, Naruto.

6. I used to love detective novels growing up. I was a sucker for Sherlock Holmes and other local detective novels.

7. I could never get into Agatha Christie for some reason even though I loved detective and suspense novels so much! Something that my friends gave me a lot of grief over.

8. I have grown this habit of reading mainly e-books and being selective about physical copies. I only buy paperbacks whose e-books I have already read and enjoyed a lot. I also pre-order books by my favorite authors who I trust to never disappoint me.

9. I buy hardbacks only for collection. I end up giving away my paperbacks for books that I liked but not wouldn’t care to hoard.

10. I need a paperback with me when I’m traveling. For some reason, whenever I’m traveling, I can’t make do with e-books only. I need a paperback with me. My backpack always feels incomplete without a book. So, at the cost of pissing my mother off, I always carry a book when I travel.

11. I’m very lazy about updating my bookstagram. I opened it with so much enthusiasm and I wonder where it all went. It’s probably been more than a month since I last updated it.

12. I can never sustain interest for dark romance or eroticas. I sometimes get these moods to read dark romances or erotic novels but if I cave in to those moods, I end up losing interest halfway through the book, most of the times. So now I rarely ever read those genres.

13. I never start a book if I have a short window of time for reading. I don’t like taking very long to finish a book unless it’s so boring that I can’t help myself. I am a fast reader and more often than not, can finish a book in one sitting.

14. A foolproof way of getting me to start a book would be to get me to watch its screen adaptation and enjoy it. If I like a movie or TV show, then there’s 101% chances of me checking out its book right away.

15. It’s tough being a reader of foreign literature in my country. One of the biggest things I dislike about living in my country is how troublesome it is to find some books locally or how expensive they are. If I want a new book that’s not too hyped or the author not too popular then it’s very difficult to find them in the bookshops here. We don’t even have Amazon here, but rather third parties who we have to order through and the shipping costs are unbelievably high! Another reason, I don’t usually buy physical copies of all the books I read. Reading is an expensive habit for sure.

16. Because of this habit being expensive, I had a phase in my teenage years when I would illegally download e-books to read them in my desktop. I know. That was horrible of me. But I think as a punishment for that, I ended up being the only person in my family who has to wear glasses (as I would stay up late and secretly read those e-books with lights turned off). Also, I ended up owning paperbacks of those e-books later on. So I hope that makes up for it.

17. I have started refraining from starting series that are not finished. It’s a torture starting unfinished series and waiting for the next books to come out.

18. Witty banter in a book is my weakness. Nothing gives makes my heart leap in joy than seeing characters engage in banter in a book. In fact, that’s what made me fall in love with a book like Gone with The Wind, in the first place. That banter between Rhett and Scarlett makes me want to pick up the book again.

19. I can read a book at any place but it needs there needs to be silence. I hate it when there’s talking in background when I’m reading. I need it to be totally silent or maybe at times, music of my choice playing in the background.

20. My favorite reading position is lying down. I love nothing more than lying on my bed and reading.

21. I rarely DNF a book. I might skim over some parts if it bores me. But I rarely DNF it. A book has to be absolutely horrible for me to DNF it.

22. I always start writing a review right after I’m done with a book. That’s one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place because I needed a platform or medium to vent about my feelings about a book right after reading it.

23. I like flawed characters. Characters with grey shades always interest me more than characters who are written to be perfect or self-righteous.

24. I can never say no to a friends-to-lovers trope. I used to love enemies-to-lovers initially. But I grew to prefer friends-to-lovers more. There’s something about the feeling of longing and confusion that appeals to me about this trope.

25. I love buying books as gifts. Books are the best gifts, okay? Both for giving and receiving. Well, next to chocolates, of course.

I won’t be tagging anyone. But please feel free to do this post if you’re interested. What’s the biggest bookish fact about you? Do let me know in the comments below!

TAG : Disney Channel Halloween Movies

Tags are the best things! And this one seems like so much fun. Thanks to  Sara @ Bibliophagist for tagging me in this. I think I’ve already said before how she’s one of my most favorite book bloggers. I love her book reviews and tags! So make sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already.


RULES

  1. Tag the creator (bookprincessreviews) of the DHM Tag.
  2. Thank the person who tagged who.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag five more people.

Halloweentown: Where is your favorite place to go for Halloween or a place you want to go?

Well, we don’t really celebrate Halloween here in my country. But if I were to ever celebrate Halloween, I think I’d like to visit New Orleans. That is one of the spookiest places I’ve read about, with its reputation for voodoo and haunted places. I also would love to visit Transylvania in Romania. Transylvania has always appealed to me for its beautiful landscapes and Gothic structures. It always seemed to me the perfect setting for a horror book.

Under Wraps: What’s something that used to be scary to you and then you realized it wasn’t just the mummy in this movie?

There’s a big mosquito problem in our country. So our city corporations have this service of sending out their people with huge mosquite smoke guns (?). And people usually call them to spray inside their homes when they come over to our streets.

Growing up, I was scared of these guns. Firstly, the loud sound they made scared the shit out of me. I would always hide myself and close my ears. Not to mention the smoke and the smell. And I’d always try to stop my parents from letting those people spray inside our house. What kid would like their house to smell like that and be all smokey? So, yeah. I was scared of these things.

But now I’m an adult and I know better to be scared of them. Granted, I still find their smell and smoke unpleasant. Thankfully, we don’t see much of these guns anymore.

Tower of Terror: What is the scariest place you’ve ever been?

I can’t think of any particular place, really. All I can say is that any place would be scary if I didn’t have my family with me. Like I remember once nobody came to pick me up for 2 hours at my school and I had a legit panic attack. I also would be scared in crowded places like fairs and festivals.

The thing that probably comes closest to a scary place would be the graveyard behind my elementary school where a couple of the boys from my class went to once and I tagged along. I don’t really remember being terrified but I’m sure I was at least a little scared. By the way, who the hell builds a school beside a graveyard?

Twitches: If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be?

An angel, probably? That’d be cool.

Don’t Look Under the Bed: Were you scared of monsters when you were a kid? When did it stop?

More than monsters, I think I was probably more scared of the unknown, be it an unknown person or place. I probably still am.

Phantom of the Megaplex: Do you watch scary movies? If so, what is your favorite or the one you got most afraid of?

I’ve only watched a handful of horror movies. And I’d never go out of my way to watch one. I have a problem with nightmares, so I usually steer clear of scary movies.

The scariest movie I’ve watched is probably The Ring.

The Scream Team: Who would be on your dream team if you went on a ghost/supernatural creature hunt?

Kate Daniels. From my favorite urban fantasy series. Undoubtedly the best badass heroine I’ve read.

Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire: Have you ever witnessed
something/someone that could only be explained by the paranormal? If yes, what/who?

No. But I’ve had enough experiences shared with me to believe in the paranormal.


I’ll tag

Meowcartblog | Fictionnochaser | Daisygal | Mariam | Lindsey

Of course, no pressure if you’ve already done this tag or don’t feel like doing it! If you want to do it and I haven’t tagged you, let me know!